An organic green smoothie recipe you can make yourself. Learn about urban farming with our video series at Brentwood Urban Farm in the Los Angeles Homestead.
Urban Farming | Grow Your Own Organic Garden Green Smoothie Recipe
Brentwood Urban Farm: A Sustainable Homestead in the City of Los Angeles
Owned and operated by green farmers: Emily Richards and John Nogawski. Learn more here.
What happens in Los Angeles, stays in Los Angeles. Such is the case for this organic urban farm. Brentwood Urban Farm is located in the heart of Los Angeles with a focus on water-preservation, organic ingredients, and building a green community. Everything they grow either gets consumed or goes back into the earth, and every product used is recycled and conserved; the house itself features solar panels and a rain water collection system, making this the ultimate sustainable homestead.
Brentwood Urban Farms has a community garden they call Communigreen, where homesteaders within the community can share and help grow their own vegetable, fruits, and gardens. We will be filming with them all season long, stick with us and watch as Brentwood Urban Farms grows their organic garden, makes a beehive, and even installs and builds a yurt! Along the way we’ll also pick up many more sustainable tips! But what are you waiting for? Keep reading to get started on making your own organic smoothie, straight from the veggies you can grow at home.
Watch this video and learn to make your own organic green smoothie!
Urban farmer Emily takes us step-by-step through her smoothie making routine, and shares her best tips & tricks to maximize flavors and nutritional value every time. Keep reading for more!
Follow along as Emily makes us the perfect organic green garden smoothie while offering advice for sustainable living. She shares the benefits of each vegetable, where to find them if they aren’t in your garden, and what to do with your scraps… Yes, even your water.
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Ingredients for Homegrown Organic Garden Green Smoothie:
- flax seeds (soaked)
- Red russian kale
- swiss chard
- kamome kale
- dino kale
- mesclun lettuce
- juiced lime
- unsweetened almond milk
Insider Tips for Sustainable Living:
Green Tip #1 – Boost Your Nutrients!
Pick your garden’s vegetables right before you put them into the blender so they retain their maximum nutritional value.
Green Tip #2 – Preserve Your Fruits!
Need to use your fruit before it spoils? Keep it in the freezer for months! Use and reuse your freezer bags, wash and repeat!
Green Tip #3 – Conserve Your Water!
Keep a clean bucket in the sink to catch all your water waste while you prepare your food. Once you’re done, bring it outside and water the plants.
Stay tuned for more of Urban Farmer’s, Emily and Farmer John’s green ideas, and sustainability tips & tricks. We will be following the homesteaders’ journey throughout the Spring and Summer Seasons! Follow us as they build a yurt, a beehive, and plant their summer harvest! These urban farmers are up to some amazing lifestyle changes in the Los Angeles Community, and we want to share it with you so you can reinvent your world and take your part in making the planet a greener place! Come back soon for more!
That’s all, fellow homesteaders! Did you enjoy our Organic Garden Green Smoothie Recipe? Let us know your own recipe concoctions, or how this one turned out for you! Do you have your own organic garden, or tips of your own for sustainable living? Are you excited for more urban farming videos coming your way?? Share with us below – we want to know! We love doing DIY homesteading projects and becoming more self-reliant by learning more about how everything works around the homestead. That’s why Homesteading was created. We want all folks looking to lead a self-sufficient life, either on a homestead or in an urban environment, to come together and learn from each other! Of course, we welcome your help in creating a community of homesteaders. Come and share your homesteading tips and ideas, recipes and expect the best advice on self-reliance and homesteading trials from our team of long-time homesteaders, self-reliant wilderness, and preparedness experts. Want to write for Homesteading? Shoot us an e mail and make sure to stay in touch on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!
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Originally posted on April 16, 2015 @ 6:15 PM